Chairs can make an interesting focal point for a painting. The following watercolours are of buildings in French and Greece. The sun not only creates strong shadows against the wall behind, but leads to the subtle bleaching of the chairs themselves.
Compositions can be created around a number of seats, as above, or around a single chair.
I like the way in which chairs can suggest the presence of people without the depiction of individuals, allowing the viewer to imagine themselves relaxing in the sun!
I like the subtlety of the scene below, and the way the chair almost melts into the wood behind. The wicker chairs remind me of the one next to Vincent van Gogh’s bed in his painting ‘The Bedroom at Arles.’
And finally a painting of some English chairs…